Saturday’s best TV: The Voice UK Final; Follow the Money finale

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Mo and Jamie, Into the Ark and Michelle slug it out for a record deal. Meanwhile, over on BBC4, the tense Danish financial drama resolves

Who will be this year’s Kevin Simm? That’s the big question on everyone’s lips tonight as The Voice reaches its final. Although the winner gets a record deal, pop superstardom doesn’t necessarily beckon. Still, it has been a good series in terms of coaches, warmth and entertaining moments. For the big finale, J-Hud’s Mo and Jamie face down Tom Jones’s boybandish duo Into the Ark and’s Michelle while Gavin Rossdale sobs into his Bush back catalogue. Hannah Verdier

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The Voice final hits record low as Bgt draws double its audience

Just 4.5 million viewers watch Kevin Simm win BBC’s last episode of show, but Simon Cowell’s ITV rival attracts 8.8 million

The final of the Voice UK suffered its lowest ratings ever as almost twice as many viewers tuned in to catch the the return of Britain’s Got Talent.

An average of just 4.5 million viewers tuned in to watch former Liberty X singer Kevin Simm win the final series of The Voice to be aired on the BBC.

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The Voice's Kevin Simm fears 'the end' of career

Liberty X's Kevin Simm fears ''the end'' of his career if he fails on 'The Voice'. The 'Just A Little' hitmaker was shocked when all four judges - Paloma Faith, Boy George, and Ricky Wilson - turned their chairs for him during the blind auditions but thinks he has got a tough round ahead as he prepares for the battles. He admits: ''It is pushing me to my limit. I put a lot of pressure on myself in these sort of situations because when you're out there trying to prove yourself all over again, it is just tough. I've come in
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Kerry Katona wants Loose Women hosting gig

A former pop group singer wowed the judges with his performance on 'The Voice' on Saturday night (30.01.16). Kevin Simm found fame as one fifth of Liberty X, who had hits with tracks such as 'Just A Little'. Following the group being dropped by their label, Kevin signed a solo record deal but that also flopped - causing a big knock in confidence. Acknowledging that 'The Voice' was one of his last chances, Kevin said before his performance: ''I've had nightmares about not having any turns!'' But he certainly needn't have worried about that. Just seconds into his rendition of Sia's
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Shane Lynch to sing with B*Witched on Big Reunion Christmas tour

Boyzone's Shane Lynch will join B*Witched for a song during the Big Reunion Christmas tour.

Shane - who is the brother of band members Edele and Keavy - will appear on a screen behind the group, while they sing The Pogues hit 'Fairytale of New York'.

Speaking to The Sun, Edele said: "We're doing 'Fairytale of New York', which is the greatest Christmas song ever.

"We've teamed up with our brother Shane from Boyzone, so he's doing it with us.

"It's great, it sounds great. He's on the screen and he's giving it all his Shane-ness."

She continued: "It will be good as well, because he's from the '90s, too. So I think the audience are going to love it.

"They'll go, 'Wow we get an extra '90s star on stage'."

The stars of ITV2's The Big Reunion - including '90s and '00s bands Blue,
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Michelle Collins wants to do Strictly Come Dancing

Michelle Heaton preferred working with Liberty X on 'The Big Reunion' compared to when they started in the 2000s. The 34-year-old singer was reunited with former bandmates Tony Lundon, Kevin Simm, Jessica Taylor and Kelli Young earlier this year for the ITV2 series, which documented their comeback and featured them playing their greatest hits on a show tour, and the brunette beauty loved not having to worry about where their music would chart. She said: ''Getting back together with Liberty X has been awesome. I had such a great time on the tour in May. ''It was even better this
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'Big Reunion' stars return to the stage at Hammersmith Apollo - pictures

Atomic Kitten, Liberty X, Blue and the rest of the Big Reunion lineup made their long-awaited return to the stage at a special concert in London last night (February 26).

Along with 5ive, B*Witched, 911 and The Honeyz, the '90s and early '00s pop favourites performed their classic tunes in front of a crowd of thousands at the Hammersmith Apollo.

Michelle Heaton, Jessica Taylor and Kelli Young made perhaps the most eye-catching appearance of the night along with their Liberty X bandmates Kevin Simm and Tony Lundon when they sung 'Just A Little', slipping back into the skintight black Pvc catsuits they first donned 11 years ago with ease.

The performance was particularly poignant for Heaton, who underwent a double mastectomy last November after being told she has a significant chance of developing cancer.

She is also scheduled to undergo major heart surgery that will determine whether she needs a pacemaker.
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5ive, Atomic Kitten, B*Witched, Liberty X, 911 for Big Reunion arena tour

5ive, Atomic Kitten, B*Witched, Liberty X, 911 and Honeyz have been confirmed for The Big Reunion arena tour.

The announcement follows the popularity of ITV2 series The Big Reunion, which has just shown its second episode.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 15 at 9am and are priced at £30 and £35/£32.50 for London.

"The Big Reunion follows their every step, as their worlds are turned upside down after years away from the spotlight," promoters Live Nation said of the show.

"For some it's the chance to relive their dream, for others it may open old wounds as they prepare to face demons they thought they had buried forever."

They added: "Each band will have just two weeks of intense rehearsals before they step back onto the stage to perform once again in front of thousands of fans at London's Hammersmith Apollo, tickets for which sold out almost as soon as they went on sale.
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